Citizen Science

A Mini-Neptune in the Habitable Zone in a Binary Star System

Sometimes, it seems like habitable worlds can pop up almost anywhere in the universe. A recent paper from a team…

4 weeks ago

How Animal Movements Help Us Study the Planet

Scientists have been underutilizing a key resource we can use to help us understand Earth: animals. Our fellow Earthlings have…

3 months ago

Amateur Astronomers Found Planets Crashing Into Each Other

Astronomy is one of the sciences where amateurs make regular contributions. Over the years, members of the public have made…

7 months ago

NASA’s Exoplanet Watch Wants Your Help Studying Planets Around Other Stars

NASA has launched Exoplanet Watch, a citizen science project that allows the public to help discover and study extrasolar planets!

1 year ago

The Oort Cloud Could Have More Rock Than Previously Believed

The Oort Cloud is a collection of icy objects in the furthest reaches of the Solar System. It contains the…

2 years ago

NASA Provides a Timelapse Movie Showing How the Universe Changed Over 12 Years

The Universe is over 13 billion years old, so a 12-year slice of that time might seem uneventful. But a…

2 years ago

Even Citizen Scientists are Getting Time on JWST

Over the years, members of the public have regularly made exciting discoveries and meaningful contributions to the scientific process through…

2 years ago

Ganymede Casts a Long Shadow Across the Surface of Jupiter

What is that large dark smudge on Jupiter’s side? It may remind you of a certain scene from the sci-fi…

2 years ago

Citizen Scientists Discover a new Feature in Star Formation: “Yellowballs”

AI is often touted as being particularly good at finding patterns amongst reams of data.  But humans also are extremely…

3 years ago

We Now Have a 3D Map of The 525 Closest Brown Dwarfs

Zooniverse brings out the best of the internet - it leverages the skills of average people to perform scientific feats…

3 years ago